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AWS re:Invent 2021: making cloud simpler and more impactful

Part of the On Cloud podcast series

Cloud in 2021 brought more multicloud, a focus on CloudOps, better cost awareness, and the realization that doing cloud right requires the right people and processes. Savvy companies will use these trends as fuel for success.

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Looking back at cloud's 2021: where we are and how we got here

The past year has been pivotal for cloud. Adoption is growing, but many organizations have growing pains. In this episode, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis look back at 2021 and spotlight four prevalent trends that are shaping cloud today—and tomorrow. According to David and Mike, they are: greater multicloud adoption, an increased focus on CloudOps, enhanced cost-consciousness, and the realization that cloud deployments require the right people and processes to succeed.


Things are still moving rapidly, but there's a little bit more purpose in everybody's steps as they move to the cloud.

As the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, David Linthicum is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.

Mike Kavis is the chief cloud architect in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Cloud practice, responsible for helping clients implement cloud strategy and architecture to drive digital transformation.


Want more multicloud success? Here are some key strategies

Despite being the norm, multicloud environments are still complex and difficult to manage. Here are tips to help you untangle multicloud complexity and up your chances of long-term success.

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CloudOps—it’s how savvy companies do cloud the right way

Cloud is different from traditional on-prem IT. The emerging discipline of CloudOps can help you rethink your op models, talent, and tooling to work better in cloud.


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Cloud, in context

Cloud is more than technology. It’s about making cloud work for your business. Our hosts, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis, deliver their unique perspectives around the technology, business, and culture of cloud to help you achieve your cloud goals. Topics range from an enterprise-level, strategic look at cloud to practical information on the people, processes, and technology that can make cloud work better for your organization.

David is a top cloud influencer and author of 13 books plus thousands of articles on cloud. Mike is the author of two books, including the recently published Accelerating Cloud Adoption, and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. They know cloud. Listen to the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the information you need to achieve your possible with cloud.

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